StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.

What's New?

SWAAAC Make & Take - Pizza Literacy Kit

How do you like your pizza? Load it with “the works” at the next SWAAAC Make and Take, featuring a complete Pizza Literacy Kit! This Make-n-Take is “on like parmesan,” complete with a book, plans for AAC implementation, core word analysis, AAC “recipes”, and of course, manipulatives to take back and use the very next day. You won’t want to miss this pepperonly opportunity to create a literacy kit with so many uses in the classroom. Buon appetito! Register Today!


DLM First 40 Vocabulary Pathways Comparison & Shared Reading with AAC

The Douglas County AT Team has been hard at work and shared these wonderful resources with us:


DLM First 40 Vocabulary Pathways Comparison


Shared Reading with AAC


New Federal Requirements on Accessibility and Technology

From the Center on Technology and Disability:

In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule to update the accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT), covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. The update goals include:

  • Ensuring consistency in accessibility across the range of ICT covered
  • Increasing accessibility to ICT for people with disabilities
  • Updating requirements to meet the ever-changing nature of technology
  • Synchronizing requirements with other U.S. and international standards 


Great Resources to Help Meet Requirements 

Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is here to assist you with tools and resources designed to support SEA and LEA leaders to understand issues related to accessibility and meet new federal accessibility requirements.


Accessibility-understanding what it is and steps to get started:


Creating accessible content:



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The SWAAAC Central Office Has Moved!

Its official, the SWAAAC Central Office has finally moved! We are now located at:

1201 5th St
Suite 240, Campus Box 180
Denver, CO 80204


Alexandria Loan Bank

SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.


Important Dates to Remember

Spring Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

Spring Team Coordinator's Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Shore Family Forum

Make & Take Training
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center, Tivoli Student Union, Zenith Room 640
Register Today!


SWAAAC Summer Symposium
Date: Monday, June 12- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: The Conference Center at Adams 12
Register Today!



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